Amy Smith took her daughter to play at the park on a day when there didn’t seem to be anyone else around. As the young mom found a comfortable spot to watch, her toddler ran to the enclosed tunnel slide and climbed inside it, where she stayed for longer than normal before coming out in tears.
The tunnel slide is typically Amy Smith’s daughter’s favorite part of the playground. Now, she’s too scared to go back after a traumatizing Sunday afternoon in the tube.
When little Demi-Mai came out and went running to her mom in tears, Smith was caught off guard by what was on her child’s behind and dripping down her legs. Never did she expect what she was about to find next.
According to the Mirror, Amy Smith and her daughter, Demi-Mai, were at Kitson Park in Torquay, England, over the weekend when the sobbing girl came to her mom with blood covering the back of her legs and on her diaper. They’ve been to this park before and never has such a thing happened, but this time was different after what an awful person intentionally did.
Smith said that she found broken glass on a portion of the tunnel slide that appeared to have been intentionally put there to harm children. Badly cut with some shards still embedded in Demi-Mai’s little legs, the horrified mother rushed her to the hospital where she received special care to clean the wounds, but luckily, the little girl’s injuries did not require any stitches.
However, when Amy Smith spoke to news outlets, “she found the cut to be very sore” and was “still struggling to walk,” according to The Sun.
“I’m really angry that someone would do that in a children’s play park,” Smith said, adding that she was “so proud of Demi” who had just learned to “climb up the rope that leads up to the slide” by herself. Smith recalled, “I helped her up a bit and then she went down the slide,” but, “As she reached the bottom, she hit the glass which cut her leg,” the mom further explained.
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The toddler was sent home from the hospital and is expected to recover with no long-term issues, but Amy Smith hopes to get the message out to other parents to inspect play equipment before setting kids free to play. It’s sad that this is what the world has come to, where innocent play time in a space meant for kids to enjoy being kids has to be combed over before each use just to make sure no degenerate has set a trap, intended to do harm to an innocent child.
This little girl’s legs may heal, but her fear of something that should be fun will outlast her injury. Whoever did this was probably lurking in the trees, waiting and watching for the very moment their glass ripped apart a child’s bottom. If that’s the case, the sick culprit, who would harm a child in such a way, needs to be found and forced to ride down a broken glass infested tunnel slide themselves.